Jul 7, 2011 2:00am EDT
are glad to see him come. >>> next up, where is the loyalty? a one-time chief of staff to jon huntsman has passed over his former boss and endorsed mitt romney. his reasoning -- he's uniquely positioned to beat barack obama. he broke the news it was a little awkward. >>> speaking of awkward, it was just personal. apparently in new jersey last week governor chris christie used his line-item veto to strike funding for certainly health and social programs. the reaction from steve sweeney -- i wanted to punch him in his head. you know who he reminds me you have? mr. potter from "it's a wonderful life." that's what senator convenery called him. they're a longtime bipartisan allies. they put out a statement yesterday while saying wheel sweeney's comments were disrespectful, christie stands ready to work with him going forward. >>> the number of women in congress dropped for the first time in 30 years. whatever reason, the new york rising star, senator kirsten jill brand wants to reverse that trend. she joints us next. you're watching "hardball," only on msnbc. >> he was a good-looking guy before
Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm EDT
that. people like jon huntsman. he is not taking off. then on the other side, right. you have the tea party primary. right now, palin is prob not running. but i look at these numbers and i think, palin has to be looking at them. she is narcissus and she will think, why would i let michele bachmann -- >> maybe you disagree, maybe you think she is running and it won't all go to bachmann. what did you make of the news week cover on palin. you think that indicated she is still in the running or just like the celebrities? what did it tell you? it is a very strong picture of her. >> right. she likes the celebrity. and she may not give it up. but she's -- narcissus is a strong word but she is into herself. she has high self esseem to. she could look at numbers and say, why am i not in there. i could flip it around and say, mitt romney is sitting pretty with this base right now. you could have two or three people who wined up fighting each other and splitting that vote. i don't know. that is where the energy is. >> back to my initial premise which may be shattered already by my friend, joan.